It was great for me to be “back in the saddle” this past week and I really enjoyed some of the lovely interactions with the children. On Monday, the children responded well to the flipping pages for the Tres Cerditos song. They also really liked the talking apples that said “comeme” (eat me) for the Caminando por el Campo song. This week’s tip has been inspired by this:
Tip of the Week
Draw eyes, nose and mouth onto foods that your children enjoy eating, i.e., hard boiled egg, banana, mandarin. Then put your ear up to the food item and ask “¿Que dice el/la_____? “ (What does the ___ say?). Then use your silliest voice to pretend it is saying “Comeme” (Eat me). You could further ask your child “¿Te vas a comer el/la____?” (Are you going to eat the____?). ¡Delisioso!
Showcasing Bilingual Resources
As the term draws to an end soon, we have decided to take the opportunity to show our collection of books and resources on Monday the 28th June, just before the afternoon session. Some of the items on display were purchased on my trip to LA and will be available for sale. We will also be showcasing other recommended resources (not for sale) but which we can provide details for where you can buy them. So pack your lunch and plan to arrive early so that you can have a good look at some wonderful bilingual resources:
Where: Function room at Te Puru
When: 12:30 – 1:15 (just before the session starts)
Visit Butterfly Creek
Over the school holidays, we are tentatively planning a trip to Butterfly Creek . What a great opportunity to see “mariposas” (butterflies) and “cocodrilos” (crocodiles). A firm date has not been set but if you are interested please let Elaine or I know.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming events in the latin community and more activities that incorporate Spanish for kids over the school holidays!
Pronto te vere,